I was thinking, if the Bulls lost Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah for the entire playoff series against the Philadelphia Sixers, would the Boston Celtics have a chance to reach the NBA Finals again? Would the Celtics have in it them again despite old age? Don’t tell Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce I said that. They have problems in them relating to their health, not basketball. The injuries they have are age-related compared in basketball standards. I think the younger and athletic Philadelphia Sixers are more agile and more ably to run more than the Boston Celtics would do. If anything, a surprise to me would be the Sixers eliminating Boston from the playoff picture. Rajon Rondo wouldn’t be enough to help Boston beat the Sixers and go further than the Miami Heat would. The eventual NBA champion will come from the Western Conference.